Mv Boughaz ex Bolette, Sally Express, The Viking, Viking 5 © Jurgen Stein Twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 573) for Rederi Ab Sally, Mariehamn, Finland as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry. Technical Data Length: 117.79m Breadth: 17.25m (extreme) Depth: 6.0m Draught: 4.70m (maximum) [...]
Mv Explorer Ex Olympia Explorer, Olympic Explorer. © Jens Boldt Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany (Yard No 962) for Royal Olympic Cruises, Piraeus, Greece. Technical Data Length: 180.40m (590.5 ft)(overall), 161.55m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of hull: 25.50m (83.6 ft) Depth: 12.7m Draught: 7.30m (23.2 ft) Tonnage: [...]
Introduction The seaside town of Dover is located in the county of Kent in South East England. It is the closest English port to France and continental Europe at a mere 21 miles (34 kilometres). Due to its proximity to the continent it has been a strategic port town since Roman times. There is even [...]
I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming Mr Paul Cloke on to the main website with this, his first article. Paul has been an active member of our forum for many years and he has been a good friend and my travel companion for the last 3 years. Paul’s first article details the [...]
21st April 2013 – 21:00 The forum has now re-opened for business :)Good Evening, This is advance notice to let you know that our forum will be taking a well earned break over the weekend from the 19th April to the 21st April 2013. Forum will CLOSE at 9pm UK time on the 19th April [...]
Welcome to the `Webmasters Blog’. Here I will add brief updates to the website when a full article or posting is not required, such as Page updates and any technical issues the website is facing. I am sure there will also be some ramblings from yours truly as well……..
27th May 2013: Apologies for the delay in posting up this voyage report and photos from our recent Brittany Ferries weekend. Unfortunately work got in the way :( Introduction Over the weekend of the 11th-12th of May myself and two others undertook a journey on the Western Channel with Brittany Ferries sailing from Poole to Cherbourg [...]
Update 09/05/13 This trip is now upon us and we will be leaving for the Dorset port of Poole tomorrow (10/05/13). I am pleased to say that Paul Bilbrough (webmaster of www.onboardpoferries.com and our Forum Technical Admin) will be joining us for this voyage across the Western Channel. At present the weather conditions are looking a [...]